Study of Hand Holding Spear for Ancient Human Sacrifice (Panel 3) for The Epic of American Civilization

José Clemente Orozco, Mexican, 1883 - 1949



Graphite on tracing paper

Sheet: 21 1/4 × 22 3/16 in. (54 × 56.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SOMAAP, Mexico City



Place Made: Mexico, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 6; inscribed, in graphite, center left: 1.10 [measurement in diagonal line]; reverse, inscribed, in ink, upper right: 191; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, upper right: 61.1775.12; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 15446" AGOSTO 80; reverse, inscribed, in ink, lower left: DARTMOUTH; reverse, inscribed, in ink, lower right: Certifico que esto dibujo / es original de mi padre / José Clemente Orozco / Lucrecia Orozco [signature]; reverse, inscribed, in ink, center left: 61.1775.12 1965 NY. / EXPO Galería de A Moderno; on mount, inscribed, in purple marker, center left: Dartm.; on mount, inscribed, in green marker, lower left: 1544 L [on white label]; on mount, inscribed, in ink, lower left: 1554? [white label placed over it] [check mark]


The artist; by descent to Alicia del Rosario González Bonnin, Mexico City, Mexico; sold to present collection, 2016.

Catalogue Raisonne

Orozco family catalogue number: 1544

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